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RE: Concrete Spring Constant for Base Plate Modeling

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Try my favorite formula, the foundation for structural engineering:

 

Hooke’s Law:

 

“as the extension, so the force…”

 

 

 

 

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From: john yang [mailto:jeongidea(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 11:29 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Concrete Spring Constant for Base Plate Modeling

 

Hi,
I am modeling base plate on the 6000 psi concrete column and I want to put concrete compression only spring to represent concrete.  The problem is what is the compressive spring constant of concrete.  Could you help me to get it?

Thank you so much.

John